Your dentist may have recommended you receive a dental implant as an alternative to other more outdated treatments such as traditional dentures or a dental bridge as a method to replace missing teeth.
Dental Implants Cost
One of the most critical factors in the search for the right dentist for dental implants is cost. However, Dr. Robert Thein would like to warn you of the dangers associated with receiving dental implants at a bargain price. Since they are relatively new, dental implants are not a strictly regulated area of dentistry. There is no requirement for specialized training for a dentist to place or restore implants. And almost all implants will function fine right after they are placed. It may be years before dental implant failure becomes apparent.
As with anything, the price is often reflective of the quality you can expect. Cheaper dental implants generally mean cheaper quality as well. We strongly urge you to consider the credentials of a dentist before considering the cost they seek.
Because there are so many different options available in dental implant treatment, it is difficult to give you any information about the costs of your case unless Dr. Thein can see you. Will your surgery be simple or complex? Will bone grafting be required? How many implants will be required to adequately support your denture? But if you would like some kind of an estimate before undertaking treatment, you can ask for a complimentary consultation in which he may be able to give you some type of ballpark estimate. Just complete our request an appointment form, and we will get back to you to find out what type of appointment you want. Or you may simply call our office.
Will Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Most dental insurance plans provide for covering the most economical way to restore your teeth. Since there are less expensive ways than implants, that means that they will probably not cover the entire cost of that option. What they will likely cover is a percentage of what the cost of a less expensive option would be. If it is important for you to know exactly what they will cover before undergoing treatment, we can submit a pre-treatment estimate and ask them for a coverage commitment.
We encourage you to call your insurance provider and discuss your dental implant coverage options with them for more details.